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Pelvic organ prolapse refers to a medical condition that affects the reproductive organs of women. During pelvic organ prolapse, a certain pelvic organ - such as the bladder, uterus or small bowel - descends and starts to push against the vagina.
Pelvic organ prolapse can be very painful, but it is treatable. Request more information about pelvic organ prolapse today: call (408) 946-9453or contact us online.
A prolapse is a medical term that refers to any internal organ descending out of place. In the case of a pelvic organ prolapse, it refers specifically to any of the organs kept in place by a woman's pelvic floor.
This “floor” is actually a strong muscle tissue designed to keep organs in place and prevent them from descending. For various reasons, the pelvic floor can become weakened, causing a pelvic organ prolapse.
The different types of pelvic organ prolapse are categorized by which organ has descended. The different pelvic organs include:
When a prolapse in any of these organs occurs, it can cause many symptoms. Possible pelvic organ prolapsesymptoms include:
While the bladder prolapse (cystocele) is the most common, all of the different types stem from many of the same causes. In essence, any issue or treatment that puts extra pressure on the abdomen can lead to a prolapse.
Potential causes of pelvic organ prolapse include:
Of these issues, pregnancy is by far the most common pelvic organ prolapse cause. In many women, it is a combination of several of these issues that leads to a prolapse. Fortunately, pelvic organ prolapse is treatable in most cases.
Treatment for pelvic organ prolapse will vary depending on the severity of the issue. Some minor cases of prolapse will subside in time without treatment. Others may require more invasive methods.
Types of pelvic organ prolapse treatment include:
Pelvic organ prolapse is an issue that many women face at some point in their lives. Request more information about prolapse treatment today: call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.
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